bleeding hearts

You know when babies are so cute you want to eat them? Or at least bite their cheeks? When I really like how flowers turn out, sometimes I want to eat them, too.
I only had time to snap pictures of this myself after the shoot it was for. So it had sat in a hot car for somewhere around two hours, and then had been outside and out of water for a couple of hours too. The petals start to lose their strength and become a bit softer. Not that I would want that for a client, but I prefer to look at them this way. They are more fragile and paper-like, the texture is more intriguing and you are reminded of how temporary flowers are. A few days later those bright poppies had a faded lavender edge that was so uniform it looked like each petal had been dipped in a bowl of paint.